The journey by bus from Sa Kaeo to Kamphaeng Phet is scheduled to take 8 hours 10 minutes. Kamphaeng Phet is not connected to the Thai railway network.
Bus Timetable: Sa Kaeo to Kamphaeng Phet
Click on the Sa Kaeo – Kamphaeng Phet link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Sa Kaeo - Kamphaeng Phet ฿ 525–575 8h 10m – 8h 50m|
Bus Stop in Sa Kaeo
Bus services to Kamphaeng Phet depart from a bus stop on the Suwannason Road to the north of Sa Kaeo town centre.
Arrival in Kamphaeng Phet
Bus services from Sa Kaeo arrive in Kamphaeng Phet at Kamphaeng Phet Bus Terminal, 243/24 Nakhon Chum, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet 62000.
Wat Phra Kaew in Kamphaeng Phet
Wat Phra Kaew is the most impressive and most photographed of the many old temples in Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. Wat Phra Kaew was constructed in the 15th Century next to a Royal Palace in what was then a garrison town for the armed forces of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, stationed in Kamphaeng Phet to protect the capital from attacks from what is modern day Myanmar. The proximity of the Wat Phra Kaew to the Royal Palace meant that it was probably the main place of the worship for the Ayutthaya King when he was staying in the town. Wat Phra Kaew once hosted two of the most important statues of the Lord Buddha in Thailand: the Emerald Buddha, now kept in Bangkok, and the Phra Phuttha Sihing statue, which is now kept at Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai.
Wat Phra Kaew was once a large temple complex with several chedis, several prayer halls and a mondop, which is square building with a pyramid roof. The buildings have all fallen down and the bottoms of the structures are all that are now visible. The part of Wat Phra Kaew that has survived the best is the Buddha statues and this is the most interesting part of the ruins. In particular, the two seated Buddha Statues and the reclining Buddha statue in front are very well preserved considering that they around 700 years old. The statues have square shaped heads and eyebrows which no gap in the middle which is a distinctive feature of the Kamphaeng Phet style of Buddha images.